Ah, it’s this time of the year again. The Moscone Centre in downtown San Francisco is bustling with activity, banners dominating the area as people rush about to prepare for one of the biggest events in the tech scene. In our feature picture, workers are almost done decorating the Moscone West building, and two near-completed, pristine white Apple logos of Brobdingnagian proportions adorn its sides. “What’s happening?” you may ask. In a sentence, Apple is holding its annual, famous WWDC and will be unveiling new products, both software and hardware. Here’s why you should be excited, when it is, and where you can watch it live.
The WWDC is the World Wide Developer Conference, and kicks off Monday, June 2, 2014 at its traditional home, Moscone West in San Francisco, California.
It starts at 10 am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), but don’t worry, we’ve calculated the time in Singapore for you: 1 am on the morning of Tuesday the 3rd of June. Quite a bummer I would say, because this means I’ve got to wake up in the middle of the night to watch it. It should last around 2 hours and you can watch it here.
Several things might be unveiled. On the hardware side, we might get new Retina MacBook Airs, the much-awaited iWatch, a Haswell Mac mini, a 4K Thunderbolt display to go along with the new Mac Pro, and a new Apple TV. For software, we will likely get the unveiling, but not the release of, iOS 8 and OSX 10.10, code-named Syrah, but which might actually be called Yosemite.
Don’t expect that the iPhone 6 will be unveiled during WWDC; historically, Apple does not unveil the new iPhone until around September.
I’m excited, personally. I can’t wait to see what Apple has in store for us. Are you excited too? And are you going to stay up to watch the keynote? Also, do look out for our articles shortly after WWDC has ended, summarising what was released.